Fedora 18 Update: fping-3.4-1.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-09-01 16:49:25

Name        : fping
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 3.4
Release     : 1.fc18
URL         : http://www.fping.org/
Summary     : Scriptable, parallelized ping-like utility
Description :
fping is a ping-like program which can determine the accessibility of
multiple hosts using ICMP echo requests. fping is designed for parallelized
monitoring of large numbers of systems, and is developed with ease of
use in scripting in mind.

Update Information:

Package changes:

  * Add missing manual page for fping6

Interesting upstream changes:

  * Version 3.4
  * Revert "Output statistics to stdout instead of stderr", because it breaks
    tools assuming the output goes to stderr

  * Version 3.3
  * Do not output icmp errors with -q (#1)
  * Fix removing of unreachable hosts when doing loop (Thomas Liske, #13 #23)
  * Fix -A for fping6 (reported by Matt LaPlante, #14)
  * Fix "options inet6" breaking IPv4 name resolution (reported by Matt LaPlante, #17)
  * Output statistics to stdout instead of stderr (suggested by Simon Leinen, #9)
  * Set default data size to 56 bytes on all architectures (#18)
  * Fix error message on DNS error for IPv6 hosts (#27)
  * Fix -n flag in fping6 (#28)
  * Man-page fix: TOS option typo (Thomas Liske, #23)
  * Man-page fix: inconsistency in regards to numeric arguments (Robert Henney)
  * Man-page fix: better description of option -q (#15)

  * Version 3.2
  * Improve documentation for -g option (G.W. Haywood)
  * Performance optimization for big select timeouts (#10, Andrey Bondarenko)
  * Fix restart of select call after interrupt signal (#8, Boian Bonev)
  * Fix infinite loop caused by linked list corruption (#11, Boian Bonev)

  * Version 3.1
  * -g option (generate): exclude network and broadcast address for cidr ranges (idea by Eric Brander)
  * Man-page fixes (Axel Beckert)
  * Added -H option to specify number of hops (Paul Duda)
  * Output usage information to stdout when called with -h (Paul Duda)


This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update fping' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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